The Fun Stuff: Tourism and Recreation on the American Shoreline | American Blue Economy Podcast
Remembering why we love the ocean
In this episode, host Admiral Tim Gallaudet explores Tourism & Recreation, major components of the America’s Blue Economy. Our topics will include such cool coastal activities as surfing, sailing, boating, diving, foiling, and fishing, as well as ocean and coastal conservation which is essential to sustaining the beauty and health of these special places. We will also discuss the role of National Marine Sanctuaries, Aquaria and Science Centers, and public and private media in expanding awareness of tourism and recreation opportunities and the environmental protection measures which support them. We will be joined by an absolute A-List of professionals in the sector of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes Tourism, Recreation, and Conservation, including: Ian Cairns: Champion Surfer, and Co-founder of Surfing.com and the television series, World of Waves; Mehgan Heaney-Grier: Pioneering American freediver, stunt diver, television celebrity, conservationist, and educator; Margaret Spring: Chief Conservation & Science Officer, Monterey Bay Aquarium; Bruckner Chase: Founder, Ocean Positive Foundation, accomplished paddler and ocean distance swimmer, and David Ruck: Producer, Great Lakes Outreach Media, and highly talented and accomplished in coastal video production.